Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sugar Shamrocks

Bailey and I made these Sugar Cube Shamrocks quite a while ago!! They were inspired by none other than my sister-in-law! She surprised me with some around Valentine's Day and I instantly fell back in love.

Sugar cubes take me back to Citizen's Bank. You see children, there was a time when people actually had to park their cars, WALK into the bank and do business face-to-face. When your Grammy was doing said business, your mommy and Aunt Amanda were over at the coffee station throwing back as many sugar cubes as possible. We would break for a second to grab a bag of salty popcorn and then take right back up with the sugar cube madness. Ohhhhhhh the sugar cube!!

Bailey and I used the trial and error recipe and it worked the first time!!

Needed items:
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons of water mixed with 3 drops of liquid food coloring
1 candy mold in desired shape


Combine all of the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and stir with a fork until the color is distributed evenly through the sugar.


Use a teaspoon (the old English standard! 1 teaspoon= 1 lump of sugar) to fill your candy molds. A butter knife can be used to even out the tops.


Let the filled candy mold set for 15 minutes. In the meantime, cover your mixing bowl with a damp paper towel so the remaining sugar doesn't dry out.


Turn the candy mold over to release sugar cubes! Fill and repeat until all of your sugar is gone!!

Finally, organize them into corny Shamrocks to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!!

I'm linking up to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday! Please check it out for some more Yummy treats!!

7 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! So fun!

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  2. those are SO fun...thanks for sharing with my readers. :)

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  3. I was just wondering if we could be friends again? I miss you and don't like this time apart. Hope you are feeling better!

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  4. I think you win Mother of the Year! I'm so impressed with all your home-made specialties!!! My boys are missing out, maybe when they are older I'll feel like I can venture out more. I think if I tried that now, I would have 20 little sugary finger prints Everywhere :)

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  5. Love it....they look great...I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for in a few hours tonight and then ANOTHER one tomorrow night... hope you will stop by.....and help me bring snail mail back.....you will need to read that post..

    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh, I love it! And...I was laughing picturing a little pint-sized Laura throwing back sugar cubes. Too cute!

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